Dare County says Attorney General
will investigate Outer Banks gas prices
County announced today that the North Carolina Attorney General’s
Office has launched an investigation into high gas prices along the
Outer Banks, as formally requested by the county Board of Commissioners
According to the county's news release, the
Attorney General’s Deputy Director for Consumer Protection called
county officials Friday morning and said that the Attorney General’s
Office takes the issue seriously and has assigned senior level staff to
investigate, looking for evidence of price gouging, collusion or
While there was no time frame provided
for completion of the investigation, an assurance was made that
appropriate actions will be taken if evidence is found.
County Board of Commissioners approved the letter to Attorney General
Roy Cooper at their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 20, describing
exorbitantly high gas prices as a concern for those who live on the
Outer Banks and the many who travel here.
Chairman Bob Woodard
stated, “We appreciate the quick response from the N.C. Attorney
General’s Office on this matter and look forward to hearing results of
their investigation. Dare County will provide information regarding
their findings as soon as it’s available.”
Click here to read the commissioners' letter to the Attorney General.